Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Zach Neal
The Baltimore Orioles visit O.co Coliseum on Tuesday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Orioles and Zach Neal for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -150 and Oakland at +140. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles have a 49-58-3 over/under record and a 59-51-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Athletics are 59-52-0 against the run line and have a 53-53-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 63-47 record, including 24-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 7-9 record with an earned run average of 5.08 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 87 strikeouts over his 117 innings pitched and he has given up 125 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen while being struck out 344 times and walking 148 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.86 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.74 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.20. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 961 base hits and 455 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 839. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .264, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.05 hits per game. Mark Trumbo comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .317. He has 115 hits this season along with 61 runs scored and 77 runs batted in. He's struck out 120 times and has walked 30 times. Manny Machado is hitting .307 and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 131 hits so far while scoring 76 runs and he's driven in 67. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 78 times. The Orioles have 996 hits, including 194 doubles and 168 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Baltimore has walked 323 times this season and they've struck out 913 times as a unit. They've left 730 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 522 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 24-32 home record and a 48-63 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.25, Zach Neal has a 1-1 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 29 hits. He has allowed 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.59. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 364 times and walking 130 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,037 base knocks and 513 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 347 hitters and struck out 833. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. The Athletics hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.51 hits per contest. Danny Valencia comes into this matchup batting .293 and he has an OBP of .344. He has 92 hits this year along with 47 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 77 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Jed Lowrie is hitting .263 and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 89 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 65 times. The Athletics as a unit have 945 base hits, including 178 doubles and 121 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Oakland as a team has walked 278 times this year and they have struck out 753 times. They've had 700 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They score 4.05 runs per game and have totaled 449 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 49-58-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-53-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 59-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/05/16 P Wade Miley Calf injured last start, probable for next start
07/22/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 15-day DL (7/21)
07/01/16 P T.J. McFarland Knee 15-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
08/07/16 P Sonny Gray Arm 15-day DL (8/7)
08/07/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6), out for season
08/06/16 P Jesse Hahn Shoulder 15-day DL (8/5)
08/05/16 2B Jed Lowrie Foot 15-day DL (8/4)
07/23/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 60-day DL (7/2)
07/01/16 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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